UPDATE @ 10.30am: Golf superstar Tiger Woods has denied alcohol was a factor after he was arrested for driving under the influence in Florida early on Monday morning.
The former World No.1 instead blamed an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.
In a statement, sent to a number of media outlets, Woods took full responsibility for his actions and apologised to his family, friends and fans.
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“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” he said.
“I didn’t realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
“Alcohol was not involved.” – Tiger Woods has issued a statement on his DUI arrest.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) May 30, 2017
EARLIER @ 06.00am: Tiger Woods has been arrested in South Florida.
It’s alleged the golfer was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he was pulled over by police at around 3am (local time).
The former world No.1 was taken into custody near his Jupiter Island home and released hours later.
Woods underwent back surgery for the fourth time in April.
He recently said he had no plans to retire from competitive golf.